Kirkstall Forge Station in development, Leeds to Shipley line :: Shared Description

A new railway station is being constructed on the Leeds to Shipley line at Kirkstall Forge. It will serve the planned development on the brownfield site at Kirsktall Forge, where there will be over 1,000 homes, plus commercial and leisure facilities.
Kirkstall Forge was probably the oldest industrial site in Britain. It was first developed as a mill by the monks of Kirkstall Abbey in the second half of the 12th century, and as a forge from the 16th century. By the end of the 20th century it was a large industrial site, mainly making truck axles. The forge closed in 2003, and the factory buildings were mostly cleared by 2005, ready for development. The development was put on hold during the recession, until late 2014.
The developers of the site are contributing to the construction of the station, which is the first development on the site. Initial work started in late 2014, and the station was planned to open in the summer of 2015. There were several unexplained delays, and the current plans are to open by Easter 2016.
Detailed planning permission has been given for the first commercial building on the site, construction should start during 2016.
by Rich Tea
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SE2436 : Photographing us, Kirkstall Forge station by Rich Tea
SE2436 : Looking down on the tracks at Kirkstall Forge Station by Rich Tea
SE2536 : Cycling past Kirkstall Forge Locks by Rich Tea
SE2436 : New fence for new Kirkstall Forge station by Rich Tea
SE2436 : Kirkstall Forge Station, Leeds by Mark Stevenson
SE2436 : The bridge, Kirkstall Forge Station by Rich Tea
SE2436 : Picnic area, Bramley Fall Park by Rich Tea
SE2436 : Getting on board the first train, Kirkstall Forge Station by Rich Tea
SE2436 : Kirkstall Forge Station, Leeds by Mark Stevenson
SE2436 : The first Leeds-bound train from Kirkstall Forge Station, about to leave by Rich Tea
SE2436 : Kirkstall Forge Station, Leeds by Mark Stevenson
SE2436 : The first train will be at Kirkstall Forge soon by Rich Tea
SE2436 : On the footbridge, Kirkstall Forge Station by Rich Tea
SE2436 : The north-west of platform 2, Kirkstall Forge Station by Rich Tea
SE2536 : Steps down to Kirkstall Fall Locks, Bramley Fall Park by Rich Tea
SE2436 : Path to Kirkstall Forge station by Stephen Craven
SE2436 : Platform 2, Kirkstall Forge Station by Rich Tea
SE2536 : Path to Kirkstall Forge Locks, Bramley Fall Park by Rich Tea
SE2436 : Kirkstall Forge Station, Leeds by Mark Stevenson
SE2436 : Kirkstall Forge Station, Leeds by Mark Stevenson
SE2436 : The road outside Kirkstall Forge Station by Rich Tea
SE2436 : Kirkstall Forge Railway Bridge and work for Kirkstall Forge Station by Rich Tea
SE2436 : Getting on board the first train, Kirkstall Forge Station by Rich Tea
SE2436 : Kirkstall Forge Station, Leeds by Mark Stevenson
SE2436 : The first Leeds-bound train leaves Kirkstall Forge Station by Rich Tea

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Created: Sun, 25 Jan 2015, Updated: Sun, 19 Jun 2016

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